by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 11, 2023
Gonorrhea, also spelled as "gonorrhoea," is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Here's some information on gonorrhea:
Gonorrhea is primarily spread through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex, with an infected person. It can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth.
Many people with gonorrhea may not show any symptoms, but common symptoms can include -
- Painful urination
- Abnormal vaginal or penile discharge
- In women, abdominal pain
- It can also cause throat or rectal infections in those who engage in oral or anal sex.
Risk Factors: The risk factors for gonorrhea include engaging in unprotected sex, having multiple sexual partners, and a history of previous STIs. Adolescents and young adults are at higher risk.
If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to serious complications. In women, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may result in infertility and chronic pelvic pain. In men, it can lead to epididymitis. Both genders can experience disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) where the bacteria spread to the bloodstream, affecting other parts of the body.
Preventing gonorrhea involves a combination of safe sexual practices and, in some cases, vaccination. Here are some key prevention strategies:
- Abstinence: The most effective way to prevent gonorrhea is to abstain from sexual activity. This includes vaginal, anal, and oral sex.
- Use Condoms: Consistently and correctly using latex or polyurethane condoms during sexual activity can reduce the risk of gonorrhea transmission. Condoms act as a barrier, preventing contact with infected bodily fluids.
- Limit Sexual Partners: Reducing the number of sexual partners and having a monogamous sexual relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected can lower the risk of exposure.
- Get Vaccinated: There is currently no vaccine specifically for gonorrhea, but vaccines for other STIs, such as the HPV vaccine, can help reduce the overall risk of contracting multiple STIs.
- Regular Testing: If you are sexually active, it's important to get regular STI screenings, including gonorrhea tests. Early detection and treatment can prevent complications and further transmission
Management of Gonorrhea according to Ayurved-
Ayurveda, the management of gonorrhea, referred to as "Shukrameha," is based on principles of balancing doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), promoting overall health, and addressing the underlying causes of the condition. Ayurvedic management of gonorrhea may include the following approaches:
Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic practitioners may recommend specific herbal remedies to help manage gonorrhea. These herbal preparations are chosen based on an individual's constitution (Prakriti) and the imbalance of doshas. Common herbs used in Ayurveda for this condition include Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Chandraprabha Vati, and Guggul.
Dietary Guidelines: Ayurvedic dietary recommendations are often given to support the healing process. Foods that aggravate Pitta dosha, such as spicy and sour foods, may be restricted, while cooling and soothing foods may be encouraged.
Lifestyle Modifications: Stress reduction techniques, yoga, and meditation may be recommended to promote overall well-being and help the body heal.
Panchakarma: In severe or chronic cases, Ayurvedic treatments like Panchakarma may be considered. Panchakarma involves detoxification and purification procedures that aim to eliminate toxins from the body.
Hygiene and Self-Care: Ayurveda emphasizes personal hygiene and cleanliness as a preventive measure for infections. Practicing good hygiene, especially in the genital area, is essential.
Ayurvedic medicines for Gonorrhea
- Curcumin Capsule
Curcumin Capsule helps in pacifying all three doshas. Curcumin Capsule is beneficial for variety of skin conditions like Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. This Capsule contains standardized extract of the herb Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric having powerful Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-microbial and Antioxidant properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.
- Detox Premium Powder
The sachet includes all the natural ingredients which help to detoxify the body and maintain the natural luster and glow in the skin. This herbal sachet contain various ingredients mentioned below:
- Parwal Pishti– It is an Ayurvedic medication based on Coral Calcium. Parwal pishti acts as an anti-inflammatory. It prevents from sunburn and pricking sensation in the skin after burning, etc.
- Shukta Pishti– It is prepared from the pearl oyster shell. Shukta Pishti is used in acne and skin allergy. It mainly helps to remove the patches.
- Giloy Satva– Giloy satva is ayurvedic preparation that reduces the signs of aging, dark spots, pimples, etc.
- Tal Sindoor–It purifies the blood which in turns treats the skin disorders. Tal Sindoor shows an anti – allergic properties and also used in skin irritation, itching, and improves the health of the skin.
- Gandhak Rasayana– This is a classical preparation used in itching, burning sensation, urticaria, eczema, scabies, pimples, etc.
- Kamdudha Rasa– Kamdudha Ras is an herbal-mineral ayurvedic classical medicine having SHEETA VIRYA properties. It is used in burning sensation, excessive sweating, hot flashes, heat sensation, etc.
- Sudh Yog Powder-It helps to remove patches, acne. Sudh Yog Powder helps in nourishing and moisturizing the skin. This powder promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. It helps in engender vibrant, which makes the skin healthy.
- Jahar Mohra Pishti– Jahar mohra pishti is an Ayurvedic mineral based formulation. In Ayurveda, it mainly works on pitta dosha. The main work of Jahar Mohra Pishti is to detoxify the body and maintain the luster on the face.
Recommended Dosage –Take 1 Sachet twice a day with normal water.
- Neem capsule
CAC NEEM capsules 100% Safe and purely Ayurvedic preparation. CAC NEEM CAPSULES is natural and herbal product prepared from the standard extract of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem herb is widely used to cure acute to chronic Skin problems such as Pimples, Itching, Dryness, Blemishes, Dark spots, Pigmentation, Scars etc. Neem leaves are rich in Vitamin-E, Fatty acids & emollients. It is such a wonderful herb that is easily available and shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Antifungal, Antiseptic properties. Neem cleanses the pores and protects the skin from various infections, Psoriasis, Eczema, Leprosy, Skin ulcers. It restores the health of damaged skin, tones skin complexion, prevents premature ageing, Wrinkles, Fine lines can protect against UV rays, and acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin.
It is bitter in taste, with cool potency, balances kapha and vata doshas, easily digestible and pacifies digestive fire.
Dosage: 1 cap twice daily after meal with plain water
- Kapha balance tablet
CAC Kapha tablet is a healthy blend of herbs formulated to balance Kapha doshas without aggravating Pitta and Vata doshas. It can also be used to alleviate any temporary Kapha imbalance. It is very effective in Kapha season that is late winter and spring. It consists of warming and astringent herbs that help to balance the system throughout the cold season. The main use of Kapha tablets is to remove excess Kapha doshas from the system and helps in the management of weight, healthy lungs, and the immune system.